Selio crashes out – Chiappe takes the win – F1h20

In front of a huge crowd occupying every available vantage point around the banks of the River Douro, pole sitter Sami Selio roared away from the grid to lead the twenty strong fleet into the first turn. The Mad Croc pilot from Finland was however being pursued by reigning UIM F1h20 World Champion Philippe Chiappe and it was only a matter of time before the Frenchman passed the early leader….

Lundin from Sweden - 2 wins in a row - Photo: Chris Davies

UIM F2 – Lundin takes second victory of the season

Sweden’s Pierre Lundin took victory in Tønsberg, Norway driving an incredible race with tough competition. Bimba Sjøholm, led Lundin after a blistering start and started to pull away. The very quick Swedish lady driver looked set for a maiden UIM F2 win until she was hit with mechanical difficulties. In the morning warm up she “tripped and stuffed” her Molgard hull, leaving her team only 3 hours to put things…


Selio celebrates pole in Porto – F1h2o

The sun came out together with the crowds as Finland’s Mad Croc Sami Selio clinched pole position after a tense top six shoot out. Abu Dhabi duo Alex Carella both made the top six with Carella starting from number 3 on the grid while Thani Al Qamzi is in gate number 6 with Victory Teams Shaun Torrente occupying 4th place. It looked like China’s adopted Frenchman and reigning world champion…


Hagin does Pole – UIM F2

Stefan Hagin driving his Mercury powered Molgard hull took his first UIM F2 Pole Position in Tønsberg, Norway today. The young racer from Germany threw his catamaran around the circuit and blitzed the timing board to post the quickest time in ever changing conditions. Bimba Sjøholm put in one of the best laps of her racing career to give her second fastest only for fellow Swede Johan Østerberg to pip her and relegate the…


New Yellow Flag procedure for F1h2o in Porto

The beautiful city of Porto, Portugal makes it debut as a new venue for the UIM World F1 Series and the 2158 metre circuit on the River Douro makes a change from the multi turn tracks we have become accustomed to. One new driver also making a debut is reigning world Class 1 and XCat champion Nadir Bin Hendi of Dubai’s Victory team. After just a few sessions practice in…


Austria’s Rupp Temper terminates Erik Edin in Tønsberg F2 Match Race Final

Match Racing heralded the start of the on water action at Tønsberg this evening after a 15 minute opening ceremony. Erik Edin from Sweden was “lovin’ it” during the heats in his McDonald’s sponsored boat until he met his match – Austria’s Rupp Temper, who took the evening glory under a late Norwegian sun. Britain’s Owen Jelf took an impressive third place overall, although fellow Brit, Matt Palfreyman had mechanical…


Team Saracen Australia are relishing the prospect of racing on home waters – XCAT Racing

With just a matter of weeks until the fourth round of the UIM XCAT World Series, Team Saracen Australia are relishing the prospect of racing on home waters. One of two Australian teams in the Series, the Melbourne-based team have given themselves a motto for the Gold Coast GP from 21-23 August. “Of course we are looking forward to showcasing our sport to the home crowd and giving it a…


Turning Dreams into Reality – Tønsberg Båtrace

Article and Photo – Chris Davies It’s fair to say that when you walk around the UIM F2 race paddock you soon start rubbing shoulders with some of powerboat racing most single minded, determined racers, after all without that competitive nature is hard to see how you would ever succeed. So how do you take it a step further? Well one driver who thinks he’s found the answer is Frode…